Academic Administration



Burrus, Scott – Provost and Chief Academic Officer

PhD, Psychology

Northcentral University

MA, Applied Psychology

Golden Gate University

BA, History of Art and Architecture

University of California, Santa Barbara

LaNear, John Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

University of Wisconsin-Madison

MS, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

University of Wisconsin-Madison

J.D. School of Law

University of Missouri-Kansas City

BA, English

Missouri State University

Henline, Branden - Vice President of Teaching and Learning

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy

Texas Tech University

MS, Marriage and Family Therapy

Auburn University

BS, Family Studies

Brigham Young University

Faculty Resource Center



Johnson, Tracey, Director

EdD, Curriculum and Instruction

West Virginia University

Adams, Rebecca, Associate Director


PhD, Applied Linguistics
Georgetown University

M.A., TESOL, Brigham Young University
B.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University

B.A., German, Brigham Young University

Orlando, John, Associate Director

PhD, Philosophy

University of Wisconsin

Morgan, Sharon, Manager, Faculty Support

MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management

BSBA, DeVry University

Graduate School –  Dean, Assistant Deans, and Graduate School Dissertation Chairs



Bradley, Gregory - Dean, Vice President, Office of Research

PhD, Business Administration - Northcentral University
MBA, University of Southern Mississippi

Fulginiti, John - Assistant Dean

PhD - Educational Psychology
University of Arizona

M.A., University of Arizona

B.A., University of Arizona

Mika, Eva - Assistant Dean

PhD, Clinical - Community Psychology
DePaul University
MA, DePaul University
BS, Psychology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Akagi, Cynthia

PhD, Human Ecology, Kansas State University

MS, Kansas State University

BA, Fort Hays State University

Anderson, Shannon

PhD, Human Development (emphasis MFT), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MS, Family Sciences, Brigham Young University

BS, Psychology, Brigham Young University

Barton, Craig

PhD, Education Instructional Technology, Wayne State University

MSA, General Business Administration, Central Michigan University

BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University

Becker, Chad

PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University

MS, Education, Purdue University

BS, Secondary English Education, State University College at Buffalo

Benuto, Lorraine

Licensed Clinical Psychologist State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners

PhD, Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

MA, Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

BA, Psychology, Dominican University of California

Blackwell, (Mary) Jill

PhD, Experimental/Developmental Psychology, DePaul University

MA, Experimental/Developmental Psychology, DePaul University

BA, Liberal Arts, DePaul University

Blyler, Diane

PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

Graduate Certificate Public Management

MS, Mental Health Counseling, Shippensburg University

MFA, Writing, Vermont College

MA, English, Bloomsburg University

Brizek, Michael

PhD, Management, Pamplin College of Business

MHRT, Administration, University of South Carolina

BS HRT, University of South Carolina

Buckley, Robin

PhD, School and Clinical Psychology, Hofstra University

MA, Psychology,  Hofstra University

BA, Psychology, Marist College

Chappell, Kelley

PhD, Social Psychology, University of South Carolina

MA, Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina

BA, Psychology, University of South Carolina

Converso, Judith

PhD, Educational Research, Florida State University

EdS, Educational Leadership and Supervision, Stetson University

MA, Curriculum and Instruction, State University of New York, Fedonia

BA, Social Science Elementary Education, Nazareth College

AA, Humanities, Jamestown Community College

Cummins, Linda

PhD, The Ohio State University, College of Social Work

MSW, The Ohio State University

BES, Thomas More College

RN, Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing

Curda, Leslie

PhD, Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, The University of Oklahoma

BA, Elementary Education with Early Childhood Certification, Eckerd College

BA, Psychology, Eckerd College

Dickson, Ryan

PhD, University of New Hampshire

MS, Psychology, Western Washington University

BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Dnes, Antony

PhD, Economics, University of Edinburgh Scotland

L.L.B. Laws – University of London, United Kingdom

MLitt Economics of Natural Resources, University of Aberdeen Scotland

BA, Economics, University of Leicester England

Dorn, Frederick “Fred”

PhD, Counselor Education, Iowa State University

MA, Counseling & Educational Psychology, New Mexico State University

BA, English, New Mexico State University

Duffy, Jennifer

PhD, Higher Education Administration/Adult Learning, Boston College

MA, Higher Education Administration/Adult Learning, Boston College

BA, Political Science, Amherst College

Fish, Wade

PhD, Special Education, University of North Texas

MEd, University of North Texas

MA, University of Louisville

BBA, Baylor University

Fore, C. Jerome

PhD, Educational Psychology, Special Ed and Statistics, Southern Illinois University

EdS, Education and Counseling, Alabama State University

MEd, Special Education, Alabama State University

BS, Special Education and Psychology, Alabama State University

George, Robert

PhD, Educational Thought and Sociocultural Study, University of New Mexico

MA, Psychology, University of N. Colorado

BA, Biology, Harding University

Halkias, Daphne

PhD, Psychology, Alliant International University

MA, Counseling Psychology, Alliant International University

BA, Psychology, Alliant International University

Hickman, Gregory

PhD, Education and Child/Adolescent Behavior, The Ohio State University

MS, The Ohio State University

BA, The Ohio State University

Jennings, Miranda

PhD, Educational Psychology Cognition and Instruction, University of Connecticut

MS, University of Connecticut

BA, Colby College

Kimmel, Sharon

PhD, Applied Social Research, Lehigh University

MHA, Health and Human Resource Administration, University of Scranton

BS, Community Health Education and Sociology, Texas State University

Klenke, Karin

PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Old Dominion University

MS, Psychology, Old Dominion University

BS, Psychology, summa cum laude, Old Dominion University

Leany, Brian

PhD, Clinical Psychology University of Nevada, Las Vegas

MA, Psychology University of Nevada, Las Vegas

BA, Distinguished Graduate San Diego State University

AA, College of the Desert

Lowrance, Sherry

PhD, Government, University of Texas Austin

MA, Arab Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

BA, Political Science, University of California at San Diego

McNamara, Patrick

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Aphasia Research Center, Boston VA Medical Center

PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience (Human Neuropsychology), Boston University

BA, Psychology, Boston University

Miller, Heather

PhD, Biology Education, University of Northern Colorado

MS, Rangeland Resources, Oregon State University

BS, Wildlife Biology Washington State University

Nguyen, Trent

PhD, Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

MA, Counseling

MA, Pastoral Theology

BS, Psychology

O’Byrne (Koetting), Kristin

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri Kansas City

MA, Counseling Psychology

BA, Psychology

Pitchford, Daniel

PhD, Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center

MA, George Fox University

BA, Northwest Christian College

Rademaker, Linnea

PhD, Curriculum and Instruction—Aesthetics Education, University of Ill Urbana-Champaign

Master of Music Piano Performance

Bachelor of Music

BS, Theater

Robertson, Suzanne

PhD, & MS, Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

BS, Worcester State University

Rosenberger, Joshua

PhD, Health Behavior, Indiana University

MPH, Behavioral Health Science

BS, Biology

Schnarrs, Phillip

PhD, Health Behavior, Indiana University

Doctoral Fellowship Center for Research in Pop Health Fenway Institute

MA, Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

BS, General Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sharf, Ruth

PhD, Neuropsychology, Graduate Center New York

MA, Psychology

BA, Psychology

Shriner, Michael

PhD, Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University

MS, Clinical Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Measurement and Statistics

BA, Psychology

Spiker, Barry

PhD, Organizational Communication, Ohio University

MA, Ohio University

BGS, Ohio University

Stansbury, Kathy

PhD, Developmental Psychology, UCLA

MA, Developmental Psychology

BS, Psychology

Throne, Robin

PhD, Educational Research and Evaluation, Union Institute

MA, English

BS, Human Services

Wallio, Stephanie

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas

MA, Clinical Psychology

BS/BA, Psychology

Watkins, Julia

PhD, Public Health, University of South Carolina

MPH, University of South Carolina

BA, Ergonomics, University of California Santa Barbara

Wetzler, Elizabeth

PhD, Experimental Social Psychology. Tulane University

MA, Psychological Measurement and Statistics

BA, Psychology

Williams, Peter

PhD, Educational Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University

Med School Supervision, Abilene Christian University

BA, Spanish, Sam Houston State University

Wood, Debra

PhD, Neurobiology, Georgia State University

MSIM, Georgia Institute of Technology (equivalent to MBA)

BBA, North Georgia College

Zaikina-Montgomery, Helen

PhD, Experimental Psychology, UNLV

MA, Experimental Psychology

BA, Psychology

Graduate School – Directors



Hussey, Heather, Director of Research Curriculum and Doctoral Practice

PhD, Psychology
University of New Hampshire
MST,College Teaching
University of New Hampshire
MA, Psychology
University of New Hampshire
BA, Psychology
University of New Hampshire
BA, Criminal Justice Studies
University of New Hampshire

Jensen, Rita, Director of Dissertation Management  

PhD, Education, Iowa State University

MAEd, Education of the Gifted, University of Northern Iowa

BS, Elementary Education, Calvin College

BA, English, Cornerstone University.

Lehan, Tara, Director of Assessment and Doctoral Practice; Interim Director of Institutional Research

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Florida State University

MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, East Carolina University

BS, Psychology, College of William and Mary

Loubier, Cynthia, Director of Dissertation Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Practice

PhD, Organizational Psychology
Alliant International University
MA, Management Consulting & Organizational Development
California School of Professional Psychology
BS, Organizational Behavior & Management
University of San Francisco

Rasmussen, Heather, Director of Research Resources and Doctoral Practice

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas

MS, Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas

BA, Psychology and Communication Studies, University of Iowa

Siaya, Laura, Director of Faculty Training and Doctoral Practice

PhD, Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, University of Minnesota

MA, Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota

BA, Political Science, University of Minnesota

School of Business and Technology Management



Bemski, Peter - Dean

PhD, University of Colorado, Denver

MA, Boston College

BA, University of Colorado, Boulder

Carter, Pam - Assistant Dean


Florida State University

MBA, University of Maryland

BIS, George Mason University

Allen, Rhonda

PhD, University at Albany

MPA, California State University

BA, University of Southern California

Dickinson, Barry

PhD, Drexel University

MBA, LaSalle University

BSM, Rutgers University

Johnson, David


University of Minnesota

MBA, Northwestern University

BS, University of Illinois

Kim, Namhee

University of Minnesota
MEd, Ewha Woman's University, Korea
Bachelors, Ewha Woman's University, Korea

Mikell, Ted

PhD, Nova Southeastern University

MMIT, University of Dallas

Moore, David


Nova Southeastern University

MS, Nova Southeastern University

BA, Thomas A. Edison State College

Scott, Jennifer

PhD,Capella University

MA, University of Phoenix

BS, Park College

Voris, Michael


Florida International University

MIM, Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management

BS, University of Arizona

School of Education



Guillaume, Cindy - Dean

EdD, Educational Leadership

Nova Southeastern University

MEd, Arizona State University

Administrative Certificate

University of Phoenix

BA, Elementary Education/Special Education

Arizona State University

Ferguson, Karen, Assistant Dean

PhD, University of Louisville
MS, University of Louisville
BS, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Graham, Gordon

PhD, Continuing Education
University of Calgary

Masters, University of Calgary

B.A., Ambassador College

B.Ed., University of Calgary

Kelsey, Marla

EdD, Child and Youth Studies
Nova Southeastern University

MAED, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

MBA, University of Phoenix

BA, Western Michigan University

Leggett, Allison

EdD, Educational Leadership
University of Phoenix

MS, Pepperdine University

MA, Pepperdine University

BS, University of California at Los Angeles

Pucci, Thomas

PhD, Education, Curriculum and Instruction
University of New Mexico
MA, Physical Education
University of Pacific
BA, Physical Education
California State University (formerly known as Sacramento State College)

Selke, Mary

PhD, Marquette University
MEd, Cardinal Stritch College
BFA, University of Wisconsin

Stern, Craig

EdD, Educational Leadership
Northern Arizona University

St. Louis, Lisa Lianne

PhD, Classics

University of Ottawa

MEd, Higher Education Leadership

Northcentral University

M Studies, Classics

University of Oxford

BA, Classics

University of Toronto

School of Marriage and Family Sciences



Billings, James - Dean

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy
Loma LInda University


Pacific Lutheran University

BS, Psychology

Brigham Young University

Adamson, Darren, Assistant Dean

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy
Brigham Young University
MS, Marriage and Family Therapy
Brigham Young University
BA, Family Relations
Weber State University
Certificate, Gerontology

Bamond, Roxanne

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nova, Southeastern University

MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nova, Southeastern University

BA, Sociology, University of Florida

DuPree, W. Jared

PhD,  Human Ecology (MFT specialization), Kansas State University

MBA, International Business, University of South Carolina

MS, Family Therapy, University of Southern Mississippi

BS, Human Development, Utah State University

Goodwin, Annabelle

PhD, Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic University

MEd, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Oregon

BS,  Family and Human Services, University of Oregon

Kelledy, Lisa

PhD, Family Therapy
Nova Southeastern University
MS, Family Therapy
Nova Southeastern University
BS, Psychology
Nova Southeastern University

Perry, Wayne

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Amridge University

DMin, Theology, Emory University

MDiv, Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary

BA, Psychology, Campbell University

Postanowicz, Patricia

PhD, Marriage & Family Therapy
Florida State University
MS, Counseling Psychology
Northeastern University
BA, Psychology
Clark University

Thomas, Shay

DMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

MS, Professional Counseling, Georgia State University

BS, Psychology, Georgia State University

Watters, Yulia


PhD, Marriage and Family, Nova Southeastern University

Grad Cert, Medical Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

BS, Psychology, Geneva State University

White, Mark

PhD, Human Ecology (MFT Specialization), Kansas State University

MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University

BA, Family Living, Brigham Young University

Winter, George

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut

BA, Psychology, University of California, Berkley

School of Psychology



Haussmann, Robert - Dean

PhD - Cognitive Psychology
Yale University
MPhil MS - Psychology, Yale University
BA, Psychology/ Computer Science
Drew University

Shapira, Bettina - Assistant Dean

PhD, Professional Counseling
Capella University
MS, Mental Health Counseling
Capella University  
MA, Northern Arizona University
BA, Art History/Education
Christian Albrechts University, Kiel Germany

Grant, Barry - Program Director

PhD, Counseling Psychology

Northwestern University

MS, Counseling Psychology

George Williams College

BA, Philosophy

Northwestern University

Harris, Alycia

PhD, Psychology, Research and Eval
Walden University
MS, General Psychology
Walden University
BS, Individualized Studies
Charter Oak State College

Klein, Jeannine

PhD, Psychology

Saybrook University

MS, Uran Studies

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

BA, Journalism

Marquette University

Lichtanski, Kristopher

PhD, Clinical Psychology 
Capella University
MS, Clinical Psychology
University of A. Mickiewicz, Poland
MA, Clinical Psychology
New College of California
BA, Counseling Psychology
San Jose State University

Reay, William

PhD, Psychology
University of Nebraska
MA, Psychology
University of Nebraska
BA, Westminster College

Streit, Mary

PhD, Applied Psychology
Hofstra University
MA, Applied Psychology
Hofstra University
BS, Psychology
SUNY at Stony Brook

D'Elia, Barbara

PhD, Psychology, United States International University

MA, Psychology, University of West Georgia

BA, Psychology, Duquesne University